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Record Number: 24948


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for theft: Joseph Bird: 'last Monday week, the 29th of December, about half-past nine o'clock in the morning, I was reading the newspaper'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

29 Dec 1834

Country:

England

Time

morning: 9:30am

Place:

city: London
specific address: 4-5 Watling Street
other location: at work

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Joseph Bird

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

warehouseman

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

[newspaper]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

24948

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 5 Jan 1835, Trial of Richard Combron (t18350105-388),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 5 Jan 1835, Trial of Richard Combron (t18350105-388), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24948, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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